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Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
Randy de Bruijn and his service dog, Bucky. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake man received service dog in life-changing gift

An ordinary dog might be man’s best friend, but Bucky, aptly named…

Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce announces Business Award finalists

The Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2022 Business Award…

The spicy mussel soup Lodge 43 will be showcasing as one of their dishes for Alberta on the Plate.

Lodge 43 showcasing local ingredients as part of Alberta on the Plate

Sylvan Lake’s Lodge 43 will be taking part in Alberta on the…

The spicy mussel soup Lodge 43 will be showcasing as one of their dishes for Alberta on the Plate.
Kick It To The Curb is happening Aug. 13 and 14. (Photo by iStock)

Kick It To The Curb happening this weekend

If you’ve been meaning to do some decluttering, now is your chance.…

Kick It To The Curb is happening Aug. 13 and 14. (Photo by iStock)
Sean Durkin appointed new town CAO.

Sylvan Lake welcomes new CAO

Who better to serve as CAO for the town of Sylvan Lake…

Sean Durkin appointed new town CAO.
The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.

Lighthouse memorial stones raise money to help others

It’s a donation that stands the test of time: your name engraved…

The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.
The new early chapter books section of the library.

Young readers finding their own special place at Sylvan Lake library

Have you heard that we love books? We especially enjoy watching our…

The new early chapter books section of the library.
Bed races proved popular at the inaugural event in 2021. (Sylvan Lake News file photo)

Second annual Lions Club picnic helps central Alberta families

Bed races and family fun returns as Sylvan Lake Lions partner with Aspire Special Needs

Bed races proved popular at the inaugural event in 2021. (Sylvan Lake News file photo)
Jazz at the Lake returns to its festival format Aug. 19 to 21. (Facebook photo/Jazz at the Lake)

Jazz At The Lake Festival celebrating 20th anniversary

Festival and movie nights provide great family entertainment next month

Jazz at the Lake returns to its festival format Aug. 19 to 21. (Facebook photo/Jazz at the Lake)
Brady Durkin, after taking first place in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour tournament at Carstairs Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour)
Brady Durkin, after taking first place in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour tournament at Carstairs Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour)
Storm player Parker Small slides into second base and makes it safely. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Provincial baseball tournaments come to Sylvan Lake

Storm take gold, Mariners bring home bronze

Storm player Parker Small slides into second base and makes it safely. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Some of the unique hardware up for grabs at the event. Trophies were awarded in 13 categories. (Photos by Crystal Rhayn-Koch)

Car show in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital returns to Sylvan Lake

Annual fundraiser ran as silent auction during 2 years of COVID restrictions

Some of the unique hardware up for grabs at the event. Trophies were awarded in 13 categories. (Photos by Crystal Rhayn-Koch)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
(Submitted photo)

Veterans Voices finds home of long lost war letters

The letters were from airman Lorne Allen to his family somewhere between late 30’s to the early 60’s

  • Jul 16, 2022
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(Town of Eckville / Facebook photo)

Eckville continues to celebrate its 100-year anniversary

Residents attended a range of events on June 25

  • Jul 15, 2022
(Town of Eckville / Facebook photo)
From left Coun. Jas Payne, local resident Marilyn Jewell, Coun. Graham Parsons, Mayor Megan Hanson and local resident Dick Jewell chatting during the July 7 event. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s Chatting with Council events welcome community input

Sylvan Lake town council hosted their first Chatting with Council event on…

  • Jul 8, 2022
From left Coun. Jas Payne, local resident Marilyn Jewell, Coun. Graham Parsons, Mayor Megan Hanson and local resident Dick Jewell chatting during the July 7 event. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Gertrude and her brother Bill Elliott around the years 1937-38. Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake looks back

Below is an excerpt of a letter from Gertrude Elliott of the…

Gertrude and her brother Bill Elliott around the years 1937-38. Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photo